Monetary Freedom and Accountability Act
March 2002 by StaffU.S. Representative Ron Paul, a Republican from Texas, introduced legislation designed to curb the ability of the president and the treasury secretary to manipulate gold prices.
Tales of California Gold Discoveries 1st in a Series—Yankee Jim's
Most everyone has heard the term “gold is where you find it’” and probably have read how James Marshall, in 1848, while inspecting the mill-race ditch that had been dug to supply water for the saws at the sawmill that he was building for John Sutter, ended up finding the first pieces of gold within the ditch along the South Fork of the American River...
I Just Tripped Over A Nugget
I metal detected a number of years before I saw my first nugget peeking out from the dirt before I had scraped or dug for it. This one was in the steep sidewall of a narrow, but deep drywash.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Comments needed for proposed wilderness in southern Arizona
• Miner wins in court; Forest Service appeals
• BLM directors held accountable
• CBM lawsuit may change venue
Xmet Aims for One Million Ounces
The beautiful province of Quebec, known in French as “La Belle Province,” is not only famous for its scenic attractions and world-renowned cities such as Montreal and Quebec City, but also as being one of the most attractive places for mining...
The Best Copper Town Anywhere
In the high desert hills more than 60 miles west of Prescott, Bagdad’s residents chat about the Wednesday golf league, the girls softball team and the new cafeteria over at the school.
The Seventymile and American Creek Goldfields
Author’s note: If you ever contemplate prospecting on the Seventymile River, beginning at the mouth, make sure your will is up to date, and you’ve said goodbye to loved ones. If the mosquitoes don’t get you on the way up, you’ll surely drown in the river or wear yourself out thrashing through the brush.
Baker City is Defined by Gold Rush
When they strung up poor Bogs Greenwood on a ranch near here in 1864 for murder, most probably figured it was the start and finish of his moment of fame. But when a Main Street bank building was torn down decades later, a time capsule turned up, and there was Bogs’ skull, along with a brief biography.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Greens Force Strategic Mine Out of Business • Silver Strike in Happy Camp, California • Gold in New Hampshire • Fabled 1933 Gold Coin Up For Sale • The Douglas Creek Placer District, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeastern Wyoming • Picks & Pans: The California State Nugget • Aerial Photos • Mojave Desert Placer Mining • Mining Camp Adventures—The Collinsville-Twin Creek Goldfields • Company Notes • North Korea Seeks Outside Help to Modernize Mining • Aussie Gold—A Look at Tasmania • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices